question - gripwise for redone area

Got Wood?
Your ROUTED TRACK Home!
Share Your Designs, Building Techniques & Finished Layouts!

question - gripwise for redone area

Postby pfuetze » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi guys,

i had to redo a spot on my track due to a bump in the track where 2 pieces of the MDF are joined together. around 25 by 25 cm, around 10 by 10 inches.
the rest of the track is painted with flat latex paint and well driven in after 7 years of usage.
the latex paint was painted with a roller at that time.
doing this small spot with the roller - i do not want to do it.
to get an even area after using a small brush to put the paint back on i want to have a good level of grip there as the cars will step into the barriers, as the had to brake on the new spot after quite a stretch of track to get some speed.

now the question: is it better to leave the brush marks in the area or should i take some sandpaper (180 or 240) and sand the new painted area to a flat level?

thanks in advance,
Peter

Image
User avatar
pfuetze
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 2073
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:35 pm
Location: Austria

Re: question - gripwise for redone area

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:37 pm

I'm not sure I understand the question. Why not use the roller to match the rest of the track, assuring success? Anything else means you may be having to come back to it and accommodate things you don't know about now. As for grip, new paint will always take a while to cure, and even longer to pick up enough wear and rubber from racing to match the rest of the track consistently. Brush marks are the enemy, and unless you have a lot of expertise with brush painting, they are hard to avoid. I say keep it simple and just roll it.
"Never trust a quote from the internet."
--Abraham Lincoln
User avatar
waaytoomuchintothis
"Seasoned SlotRacer"
 
Posts: 6723
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 pm
Location: Chesterfield, Virginia

Re: question - gripwise for redone area

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:50 pm

There is nothing but time and racing that will bring it back to match. As a person who has done the same can attest.

Just brush it on and race.
-Harry

"They didn't say you couldn't" - Smokey

Image

Image
User avatar
HomeRacingWorld
HRW Janitor
 
Posts: 13798
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
Location: HRW Skunkworks

Re: question - gripwise for redone area

Postby pfuetze » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:44 pm

thanks!
i will let the cars do some laps on rubberband power before the next racing :)
User avatar
pfuetze
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
 
Posts: 2073
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:35 pm
Location: Austria


Return to The Lumber Yard

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests